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Why do I work in publishing, and how did I get here?

I work in sales and marketing in a trade publishers, and I know how lucky that makes me. One of my monthly tasks is to measure and analyse how many people access our website, and without fail one of the most popular pages each month is the careers section — even though, since the company is quite small, it advertises vacancies once in a blue moon. 1,300 more words


Changes at Books-a-Million Publishing

It’s a common dream among first-time authors: you walk into your favorite local bookstore and there’s Your Book, sitting on the shelf for everyone to see – and buy.

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Bookstore free speech check list

The American Booksellers for Free Expression (ABFE) is the bookseller’s voice in the fight for free speech. Its mission is to promote and protect the free exchange of ideas, particularly those contained in books, by opposing restrictions on the freedom of speech; issuing statements on significant free expression controversies; participating in legal cases involving First Amendment rights; collaborating with other groups with an interest in free speech; and providing education about the importance of free expression to booksellers, other members of the book industry, politicians, the press and the public.” 91 more words

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The Voynich Manuscript: the world's most fascinating useless artefact

(Sorry for not sticking to my regular blogging schedule: I’ve been ill.)

Chatting about the Voynich manuscript is something I do at parties when I run out of things to say. 1,035 more words

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Moving Print Book Files from CreateSpace to IngramSpark

A couple of years ago Lynne Cantwell gave a great overview of three of the most popular choices for paperback distribution: CreateSpace, Lulu, and IngramSpark. As Lynne explained, while all three have benefits, IngramSpark, owned by Ingram Content Group, “has the most robust distribution chain of any of the three POD services, as its parent…

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An article by Paul Kingsnorth I thought was worth sharing

The wise, inventive, and compelling author Paul Kingsnorth has written two books I love, and here he has written an article. It’s about the changes that occurred in our political landscape in 2016 — about Trump’s election and the EU vote — and why those aren’t the important events at all. 120 more words

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Waterstones Book of the Year: The Essex Serpent

The Essex Serpent, which we publish at my work, has won Waterstones Book of the Year!

I honestly could not be happier, more excited, or more full of a sense of justice having been done (I bet there’s a long German word for that emotion) than when I opened the email. 102 more words

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